Skip Navigation

Research Team

Research photo.Overview

The Research Team's key role will be to act as liaison between researchers and those with research needs and ideas. The goal is to facilitate critical research to further the Soil Survey and ES Programs. Also, to increase awareness and application of previously conducted research to address current issues and permit research to provide support for Soil and Plant Science Division activities. Under each heading research needs will be listed as well as any current ongoing research projects.

Research Charges button.
  • Conduct and facilitate on topics related to soil survey production and use
     
  • Provide guidance on scientific practices to Soil and Plant Science Division
     
  • Collaborate with NCSS and other external entities to promote soil science
Research Projects button.

Research Staff

Tiffany Clark
Ekundayo Adeleke
 

SPSD Support

KSSL methods testing and development

Dynamic Soil Survey

  • Guide research activities to reach
  • Interagency Agreement with USFS
  • Cooperation with ARS on watershed research
    • Cooperative Agreement in Oklahoma
  • Cooperative Agreement with Kansas State University
  • NE watershed conservation study

DSP assistance

  • Provide assistance with project planning, intermediate tier techniques and equipment

DSP4SH

NCSS Support

Support NCSS Research Needs Committees

Cooperative Research Initiatives

Research Contact button.

Skye Wills, National Leader for Soil Science Research, NSSC, Lincoln, Nebraska

Research Members button.

Internal Advisory Team

  • Gathers and evaluates research needs from Soil Survey and Regional offices
  • Meets monthly to provide feedback on research activities
  • Provide feedback from research focus team to Regional Soil Survey staff
  • Members:
    • Jim Akin, Robstown, TX
    • Juliet Baker, Sonora, CA
    • Ryan Dermody, Waverly, IA
    • Larissa Hindman, Fairbanks, AK
    • Erin Hourihan, Temple, TX
    • David Jalali, Rapid City, SD
    • Lynn Loomis, Marfa, TX
    • Marr McCauley, Owensboro, KY
    • Kristi Mingus, Price, UT
    • Sandy Page, Loxley, AL
    • Donald Parizek, Tolland, CT

External Advisory Team

  • Provides ongoing communication between SPSD and NCSS Research Needs committees
  • Meets quarterly to provide feedback and advice on research activities
  • Members:
    • Jason Ackerson, Purdue University
    • Matthew Ricker, North Carolina State University
    • Daniel Hirmas, University of California – Riverside
    • Matthew Levi, University of Georgia
    • Zhongqui (Joshua) Cheng, Brooklyn College
    • DeAnn Presley, Kansas State University
    • Karen Vaughn, University of Wyoming
    • Justin Richardson, University of Massachusetts
    • Christopher Shepard, University of Kentucky